Demand for ban on sale of grazing land in Guj

Alleging that the sale of grazing land was turning the farmers from landless, a resolution was adopted at an OBC convention demanding ban on it.

Last Updated: Jan 22, 2012, 23:23 PM IST

Vadodara: Alleging that the sale of
`gauchar` land (grazing land) was turning the farmers from OBC
community in the state, landless, a resolution was adopted at
an OBC convention here, demanding immediate ban on this.

"The condition of 3.37 crore people from OBC
communities, has become very miserable due to pro-industry
policy adopted by the Modi government in the state," Dalsukh
Parajapati chairman of OBC cell of the Gujarat Pradesh
Congress Committee and former mayor of Vadodara city said.

The resolution also demanded reservation for OBC
students in the self-financed educational institutions in the
state.

President of Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee Arjun
Modhwadia criticised the state government for the policies
that "compelled" the OBC farmers to sell off their land and
become landless.

Modhwadia criticised Chief Minister Narendra Modi`s
slogan on `Sauno saath, sauno vikas` (all together,
development for all) saying it should be `development of only
100 industrialists, with cooperation of all people.`

Former Gujarat Chief Minister Shankersinh Vaghela
urged the people saying, "You should think and make other
people of your communities aware about the injustice by the
BJP government."

"Now, a decade of BJP regime is over. You should be
campaigning for the Congress. Modi`s Sadbhavna fast is nothing
but a `tamasha`. He is using public money for his own
publicity. So, be prepared for the 2012 assembly polls and
remove BJP from power," Vaghela added.

PTI